Louis Tomlinson made it sounds like he was having some self-esteem issues in an interview about his solo career earlier this year. Despite his criticisms of the entertainment industry, the One Direction singer seems to have rediscovered his confidence. In a new interview with Billboard, he discussed performing his new song “Back to You” at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards and what’s next. But he revisited his 1D-induced depression, too.
“When I was talking about that, I was talking about how I felt at a specific time in the band,” Louis said of calling himself the “forgettable” member. “I don’t necessarily feel like that now. But that’s what kind of drove me to want to be a big songwriter with the band, to gain an identity of sorts.” Breaking out as a solo artist is apparently helping Louis’ head grow.
“I just feel like I’m getting stronger and more confident with each single, and I’m definitely still learning as a songwriter and an artist on my own as well,” he said.” It’s exciting for me, and to have the support of the fans is always amazing — I definitely feel like they’ve got my back.” Louis said his next single and his up-coming album will be an even purer versions of his true self.